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Author Hogue, W. Lawrence, 1951-
Title The African American male, writing and difference : a polycentric approach to African American literature, criticism, and history / W. Lawrence Hogue.
Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, [2003]

Subject American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
American literature -- Male authors -- History and criticism.
African American men -- Intellectual life.
Difference (Psychology) in literature.
African American men in literature.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 291 pages 23 cm)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-281) and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Ch. 1 Introduction: Approaching African American Life, History, Literature, and Criticism Polycentrically -- Ch. 2 History, the White/Black Binary, and the Construction of the African American as Other -- Ch. 3 White/Black Binary and the African American Sociopolitical Mission of Racial Uplift -- Ch. 4 Finding Freedom in Sameness: James Weldon Johnson's The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man -- Ch. 5 Disrupting the White/Black Binary: William Melvin Kelley's A Different Drummer -- Ch. 6 Exposing Limiting, Racialized Heterological Critical Sites: An Existential Reading of Charles Wright's The Messenger -- Ch. 7 Blue Idiom Lifestyle, Counter-Hegemony, and Clarence Major's Dirty Bird Blues -- Ch. 8 Naming the Subaltern: The Swinging Life and Nathan Heard's Howard Street -- Ch. 9 Identity Politics, Sexual Fluidity, and James Earl Hardy's B-Boy Blues -- Ch. 10 Voodoo, A Different African American Experience, and Don Belton's Almost Midnight -- Ch. 11 Conclusion.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1417524111 (electronic bk.)
9781417524112 (electronic bk.)
0791456935 (alk. paper)
9780791456934 (alk. paper)
0791456943 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780791456941 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 55896333
Additional Format Print version: Hogue, W. Lawrence, 1951- African American male, writing and difference. Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2003 0791456935 0791456943 (DLC) 2002075873 (OCoLC)50064867